UAE Lifts Entry Restrictions On Passengers From 12 African Countries

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The National Crisis & Emergency Management Authority of the United Arab Emirates announced Wednesday that from 2.30pm on January 29 the UAE will lift entry restrictions for passengers traveling from 12 countries.

An official tweet states that the United Arab Emirates will resume all inbound flights from the countries of Nigeria, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Botswana, Republic of the Congo, Republic of South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

As part of the change, entry procedures will be updated for Uganda, Ghana, and Rwanda.

A negative Covid-19 test must be obtained within 48 hours from an approved lab in the country of departure and a Rapid-PCR test must be done at the airport of departure for those coming from the above mentioned countries. A PCR test must also be taken upon arrival, and all precautions and preventative measures must be observed.

Travel should be avoided by those suffering from Covid-19 symptoms.

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